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The Alexander Technique Applied to the Technique and Posture of 29 Western Musical Instruments

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WHEN YOU PLAY AN INSTRUMENT OR SING OR CONDUCT, THE MORE WAYS YOU DISCOVER TO PERFORM OR CONDUCT DOING THE LEAST AMOUNT OF PHYSICAL WORK WITH HIGH DYNAMIC AND FULLY BALANCED FROM HEAD TO TOE, THE MORE LIKELY YOU WILL BE PERFORMING OR CONDUCTING YOUR WHOLE LIFE. YOU WILL MOVE BETTER AND BETTER, AS YOU GET OLDER AND OLDER.

This ebook is a detailed introduction to and application of the principles of the Alexander Technique to 29 of the most played instruments in the symphonies, chamber music groups, and as solo instruments from the Western culture, classical and other styles. Included in the 29 are singing and conducting.

This is a practical application to technique and/or posture on all 29 instruments. If you are interested in complete, detailed, and practical applications of the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and technique on a specific instrument, an ebook dedicated to each instrument is published on Amazon Kindle.

The 29 instruments are: Alto Saxophone, Banjo, Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Conducting, Drum Set, Double Bass, English Horn, Flute, French Horn, Harp, Harpsichord, Jazz and Rock Guitar, Lute, Mandolin, Oboe, Organ, Piano, Singing, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Viola, Viola da Gamba, and Violin.

There is also a section of this ebook that is COLLECTED SHORT ESSAYS IN THE ORDER WRITTEN.

Ethan Kind is a former concert guitarist who used the Alexander Technique to heal carpal tunnel pain in his left wrist and never had physical problems on the guitar again. He has also been an athlete all of his life. Please contact Mr. Kind if you have any questions about this ebook, suggestions that would make this ebook clearer and more expansive, or suggestions for other ebooks that you would like to see him write about. Mr. Kind can be reached at www.ethankind.com and [email protected]

This book is 220 pages

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About Ethan Kind

“When you change old habitual movement patterns with the Alexander Technique, whether in playing a musical instrument, running, weightlifting, walking, or typing at a computer, you create an ease of body use that moves you consistently into the zone.” – Ethan Kind

Ethan Kind writes and is published extensively on all of the above activities. He teaches musicians, athletes, and computer operators how to stop hurting themselves, by showing them how to use their bodies with ease and coordination. He brings a unique perspective to his work, having been a musician and athlete all of his life.

Ethan brings a rich and varied background to his role of inspiring musicians. After receiving both B.M. and M.M. Degrees from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Ethan worked as a performer and an instructor in classical guitar. While a guitar student at the Royal College of Music in London, he developed sever carpal tunnel and sought out an Alexander Technique teacher to alleviate the pain. At that time he found very quickly how he had been sacrificing his body to do what he loved–striving for the perfect performance.

After training for three years at the American Center for the Alexander Technique (New York, NY), Ethan received Professional Certification credentials. Since that time he has shared his knowledge on “making music a gift” as a private instructor and also as a faculty member of such institutions as Guilford College, the North Carolina School of the Arts, Salem College, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Wake Forest University. He has also instructed numerous participants in his popular workshops.

Ethan has published articles in this country and abroad on the Alexander Technique and wellness issues in many journals, including Music Teacher, American Music Teacher, American String Teacher, New Mexico Light, Massage Therapy Journal, and Yoga and Life. Visit his website at www.ethankind.com.